[ per-vey-siv ]
/ pərˈveɪ sɪv /
spread throughout: The corruption is so pervasive that it is accepted as the way to do business.
What Does 🤳 Selfie Emoji Mean?This emoji is used any time a selfie is ... so a lot. Particularly when it comes to posts discussing selfies, making fun of selfies, or when posting a selfie.
Dictionary.com’s 2016 Word of the Year: XenophobiaAt Dictionary.com we aim to pick a Word of the Year that embodies a major theme resonating deeply in the cultural consciousness over the prior 12 months. This year, some of the most prominent news stories have centered around fear of the “other.” Fear is an adaptive part of human evolutionary history and often influences behaviors and perceptions on a subconscious level. However, this particular …
per·va·sive·ly, adverbper·va·sive·ness, nounin·ter·per·va·sive, adjectivein·ter·per·va·sive·ly, adverb
in·ter·per·va·sive·ness, nounnon·per·va·sive, adjectivenon·per·va·sive·ly, adverbnon·per·va·sive·ness, nounun·per·va·sive, adjectiveun·per·va·sive·ly, adverbun·per·va·sive·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
British Dictionary definitions for pervasiveness
/ (pɜːˈveɪsɪv) /
pervading or tending to pervade
Derived Formspervasively, adverbpervasiveness, noun
Word Origin for pervasive
C18: from Latin pervāsus, past participle of pervādere to pervade
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012